Painting as a pastime
There is a wonderful little book by Churchill (one of my heroes) on painting. He started painting at 40 and was actually very good, winning many award...Read More
How does a nonprofit like Iridescent grow?
I am super ambitious. My goal for Iridescent is that it becomes a nationwide program with strong sites in New York, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. I ...Read More
You don’t need a balanced life when work becomes play.
I work very intensely. When I was in grad school I thought I was working super hard. When I was not working on my research, I was either running, pain...Read More
Iridescent’s 2008 – IN PICTURES
I have been thinking about a way to show the range of supporting activities that enable our core program (the hands-on science courses). So I made the...Read More
Powered by Volunteers
Lately, I have been tallying our numbers to see what we did over the year and it has been exciting to see the graphs.It has also been awe-inspiring. A...Read More
And we had a little faith – and we worked on.
I think one, perhaps, is to present science as it is, as something dazzling, as something tremendously exciting, as something eliciting feelings of re...Read More
An army of one
I am constantly amazed by how much one person can achieve in a super short amount of a time. All because of the huge leaps technology makes everyday. ...Read More
Family Science – what works!
I read about a really interesting school called the Open Classroom in Salt Lake City, Utah where parents are required to volunteer 3 hours per child p...Read More
Are we making a difference??
Results from summer courses in the bay area Analysis of pre and post tests We conducted five-session courses with different groups of 10-12 year old b...Read More
a win-win-win situation
Thinking about pitching our program to some new branches of the University we partner with. And I can’t get out of my head why this program is s...Read More
Teaching concepts through analogies
I taught convection the other day in a 6th grade (urban classroom) . The inquiry activity was to design a house with passive ventilation. If the windo...Read More